Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware: 6th International Conference, ICES 2005, Sitges, Spain, September 12-14, 2005, Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Evolvable Systems, ICES 2005, held in Sitges, Spain in September 2005. The 21 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on fault tolerance and recovery, platforms for evolving digital systems, evolution of analog circuits, evolutionary robotics, evolutionary hardware design methodologies, bio-inspired architectures, and applications.

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Fault Tolerance and Recovery.- An Adaptive Self-tolerant Algorithm for Hardware Immune System.- Consensus-Based Evaluation for Fault Isolation and On-line Evolutionary Regeneration.- Hardware Fault-Tolerance Within the POEtic System.- Evolvable Hardware System at Extreme Low Temperatures.- Platforms for Evolving Digital Systems.- Intrinsic Evolution of Sorting Networks: A Novel Complete Hardware Implementation for FPGAs.- Evolving Hardware by Dynamically Reconfiguring Xilinx FPGAs.- A Flexible On-Chip Evolution System Implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Device.- An Evolvable Image Filter: Experimental Evaluation of a Complete Hardware Implementation in FPGA.- Evolution of Analog Circuits.- Operational Amplifiers: An Example for Multi-objective Optimization on an Analog Evolvable Hardware Platform.- Intrinsic Evolution of Controllable Oscillators in FPTA-2.- Evolutionary Robotics.- The Role of Non-linearity for Evolved Multifunctional Robot Behavior.- An On-the-fly Evolutionary Algorithm for Robot Motion Planning.- Evolutionary Hardware Design Methodologies.- Improving the Evolvability of Digital Multipliers Using Embedded Cartesian Genetic Programming and Product Reduction.- Benefits of Employing an Implicit Context Representation on Hardware Geometry of CGP.- Evolution In Materio: Investigating the Stability of Robot Controllers Evolved in Liquid Crystal.- Bio-inspired Architectures.- Hardware Implementation of 3D Self-replication.- POEtic: A Prototyping Platform for Bio-inspired Hardware.- Implementation of Biologically Plausible Spiking Neural Networks Models on the POEtic Tissue.- Applications.- Adaptive Waveform Control in a Data Transceiver for Multi-speed IEEE1394 and USB Communication.- Evolution, Re-evolution, and Prototype of an X-Band Antenna for NASA’s Space Technology 5 Mission.- Hardware Platforms for MEMS Gyroscope Tuning Based on Evolutionary Computation Using Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Frequency Response.

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